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Altra Footwear Wins Five Prestigious Awards at 2017 Outdoor Retailer S

Love my Altras.  Been in them since my 1st Ironman 4 years ago.  Great shoes. Well made. Great designs for zero-drop fans (such as myself).

Good to see them getting due honors

Altra Footwear won five awards at the 2017 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Source: Altra Footwear Wins Five Prestigious Awards at 2017 Outdoor Retailer S

Which of these is best for swimming? Read on to find out.

Source: The Best Hand Position For Swimming – Triathlete.com

Flying with your bike: tips from a baggage handler | CyclingTips

Source: Flying with your bike: tips from a baggage handler | CyclingTips

UCI suspends use of disk brakes after Ventoso injury

Cycling’s governing body has suspended the use of disc brakes following an injury to Movistar rider Francisco Ventoso

Source: UCI suspends use of disk brakes after Ventoso injury

 

Well that didn’t take very long…

The 22-year-old announced a 2-year deal after setting the world record on Tuesday night.

Source: Brooks Signs Beer Mile World Record Holder Lewis Kent – Competitor.com

 

I got a chuckle out of this.  Who knew winning a beer mile could get you a shoe sponsor 🙂

Clif Bar & Company and IRONMAN Expand North American Partnership

Great news for Clif and for those of us who find their products palatable when training and racing.

Source: Clif Bar & Company and IRONMAN Expand North American Partnership

This makes me happy.  Coeur d’Alene is on my bucket list.  Now there’s less of a hurry. 😉

TAMPA, Fla. (June 24, 2015) – IRONMAN today announced that it will continue its long-standing relationship with the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho thanks to an agreement that moves the event to late August while extending the IRONMAN® Coeur d’Alene triathlon through 2020. This change in date allows for the…Read more ›

Source: IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene Extended through 2020 with Race Date Moving to August; IRONMAN Announces Addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene starting in June 2016 – Endurance Sportswire

TAMPA, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – Due to the current weather forecast calling for unusually high temperatures for this weekend’s IRONMAN® Coeur d’Alene event, IRONMAN has decided to adjust the race start time to 5:30 a.m. As our primary concern is the safety and security of our participants, spectators, volunteers,…Read more ›

Source: Announcement from IRONMAN: IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene Moves to a 5:30 A.M. Race Start – Endurance Sportswire

Choosing the Best Taper for Your Next Triathlon | TrainingPeaks

Appropriately timed given that 70.3 Mont Tremblant is 6 days away 😀

Source: Choosing the Best Taper for Your Next Triathlon | TrainingPeaks

Fair and balanced article:

“It’s crucial that anyone who signs up to an event gets a health check first and builds a slow and steady training program, rather than jumping straight into a marathon, for example, with only a month’s training.”

Just makes sense to me, but I know people tend to underestimate the demands of endurance sport.

Scientists from Monash University says that bacteria can leak from the gut to the bloodstream.

Source: Ironman Triathlon events can cause intestinal leaks and blood poisoning: Monash University research